Dell had 2nd thought about their Inspiron Mini 12, perhaps the fixed 1GB memory couldn't handle the bulky vista they thought it would. They have expanded the netbook-sized notebook with Linux and legacy XP options. Showing a little love for open source user by knocking off $50 to $499 with Ubuntu installed system featuring the following standard options : 1.33GHz Atom processor, 1GB of memory and a 40GB hard drive. The XP option with similar features has the standard cost of $549. Comparing both systems, the Ubuntu’s Mini 12 having the same three-cell battery lasts twice as long as oppose to the XP version, it’s rated for up to six-hours use. Configurable system features and color options are available on both systems as well.